Back when LiveJournal was a thing, you either went on there to bitch about how mean people were to you during your night shift at Applebee’s (reverse Yelp!) or to write fanfiction on weird shit…like if Jack had lived from Titanic…or if Ginger Spice didn’t leave the band. The best was when you’d see people writing filthy shit about boy band/girl band canoodling, so you’re in luck if you were looking for an *NSYNC/Spice Girls hook-up story.
*NSYCN was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday to promote getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ellen had the guys play a game of “Never Have I Ever,” and the questions naturally were all about boning, including if they had boned anyone on a tour bus, boned someone twice their age…or boned a Spice Girl. Only one turned his paddle around, and it shockingly wasn’t Lance Bass. Justin Timberlake looked coy for a while before turning his paddle to “I Have.” OMG! And silly me thought the closest those two would get was when I made a hyper-amateur Windows 97-quality mash-up called “Spice Up Your Bye, Bye, Bye”! This is so much better!
As for which Spice Girl, someone dug up an old Emma Bunton interview from The Johnathon Ross Show that basically says it was her:
The interview is kinda long, but Wossy essentially asks her if she and Justin Timberlake had a one-night stand, and she quickly demurs. He doesn’t relent, and Emma just replies, “We hung out and partied a bit and he was very sweet. He spoke about this first, ’cause otherwise I would not have said a word. He’s very sweet.”
Baby Spice and Justin Timberlake hooking up back then seems exhausting. It probably took them a good couple of hours to get ready, because she had to take off those giant platform sneakers and he had to properly secure a shower cap over his head so his Top Ramen ‘do wouldn’t get ruffled. And while that was happening, his current wife Jessica Biel was leading Sunday school on 7thHeaven!